CLASSIC FUSION CHRONO SHEPARD FAIREY
ON A QUEST FOR SPIRITUALITY
Energy radiates from a central point. Energy from the natural elements around us. Elements embraced by the famous oriental mandalas like the one engraved on this limited series.
Since the manufacture launched its “Hublot Loves Art” program, it has constantly worked hand-in-hand with talented, daring artists, like Orlinski. As such, the new Classic Fusion Chrono Shepard Fairey breathes life into the second collaboration with the famous American graphic designer who lends his name to the watch, the designer who signed the famous Obama Hope poster for the former US President’s campaign. This creative from the street art scene, who has more than one string to his bow, imagined the impressive perfectly-symmetrical, arabesque design here of the dial and the 45 mm-diameter case crafted in brushed, engraved black titanium. So, what’s the source of inspiration for this bona fide work of art? The mandala, which conjures up “the connection between the inner self and the outer world” for the artist. At the center of the sapphire crystal, Shepard Fairey added his own personal touch, an illustration inspired by a logo that’s omnipresent on the garments of the clothing brand he created, Obey Clothing.
The case hosts the HUB1155 caliber. This selfwinding skeletonized movement delivers a power reserve of some 42 hours. The fifty pieces of this Classic Fusion Chrono Shepard Fairey limited series are worn on a black rubber strap attached by a steel folding clasp adorned with the same finish as the dial.
On the dial, the time markers fringing the flange and the central direct-drive are enhanced with red. Those of the bi-compax-positioned totalizers are rather more discreet. It goes without saying that this chronograph pursues visual performance and measured time accuracy.
Price: CHF20,900 www.hublot.com
By Dan Diaconu
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